I came across the Slovenian theorist/writer Slavoj Žižek in the recent movie The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology,
in which he passionately used scenes from Hollywood movies to spotlight
his observations about the humanist struggle...
When house lights dim and a play begins,
every theatergoer prays to witness something that entertains, transports
and, in the best cases, transforms...Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way, receiving its regional premiere at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, does just that.
Kristine Frech and Erika Fiola are looking for ideas. Good ones. And they have ice cream. Frech and Fiola created Cincy Sundaes, a
collaborative opportunity that provides a space for locals to hear or
pitch ideas that benefit the city.
As CityBeat’s theater critic, I
write about plays and musicals, so I’m occasionally asked which I like
better. The truth is I appreciate both forms. But they are distinct, so
let me hold forth on some differences and similarities.
Bethany Atchison did not expect to find anything besides a compelling satire between the covers of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions when she recently bought the book at the Valley Thrift Store in Evendale.
A new exhibition of art books by a local
group of female artists, Art4Artists, joyously fills the galleries at
Kennedy Heights Arts Center. The exhibit, titled WomenWorkBooks, is meant to serve as a springboard for discussion on a wide range of women’s issues.
Two years ago, when Todd Pavlisko was in the process of creating his installation Crown by having a sharpshooter fire bullets past the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Icons of the Permanent Collection exhibit into a brass cube, there were questions to raise.
Austen’s familiar characters in Pride and
Prejudice have all but taken on the status of real people. Everyone who loves
this 1813 novel of love and manners “knows” Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, to be
Rust Belt towns across the upper Midwest
are on the verge of oblivion, their economies hallowed out by
technological innovation and globalization. Yet many are not ready to
give up on blue-collar bastions like Akron, Ohio, as David Giffels’ new